Touring Series

Suarez Rolls To Columbus K&N East Win

Daniel Suarez crosses the finish line to win Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Daniel Suárez picked up his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory in the NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway.

The 21-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico, collected his second straight NASCAR touring series win over two series in two different countries. In his last race, Suárez won the NASCAR Toyota Series event in his hometown on June 30.

Suárez, making his 24th start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, became the fifth different Rev Racing driver to reach Victory Lane since the organization began fielding cars for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity in 2010. He also became the first Mexican-born driver to win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East since Rogelio Lopez at Nashville in 2007.

Defending race winner Cale Conley finished second, while points leader Dylan Kwasniewski was third. Suárez led the last 88 laps after taking the top spot away from Kwasniewski, who won the 21 Means 21 Pole presented by Coors Brewing Co. earlier in the day.

Suárez’s teammate Ryan Gifford was fourth and Brandon Gdovic rounded out the top five.

Eddie MacDonald finished sixth, followed by Brett Moffitt, Kenzie Ruston, Ben Kennedy and Bryan Ortiz.

The finish:

Daniel Suarez, Cale Conley, Dylan Kwasniewski, Ryan Gifford, Brandon Gdovic, Eddie MacDonald, Brett Moffitt, Kenzie Ruston, Ben Kennedy, Bryan Ortiz, Mackena Bell, Jesse Little, Johnny VanDoorn, Gray Gaulding, Cole Custer, Matt Tifft, Scott Heckert, Clay Campbell, John Salemi, Grant Winchester, Sam Hunt, Eric Holmes, Austin Dyne.

Posted by on Jul 14 2013 Filed under Latest Headlines, NASCAR, Touring Series. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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